The European Union has again failed to ratify the software patent directive, after a crucial last-minute intervention from Poland.
This last-minute decision to remove the item is likely to please antipatent campaigners who were unhappy that the EU Council was planning to adopt the directive without vote or discussion.
The abuse of the patent system in the U.S. is out of control and the E.U. looks like it wants to follow suit. Thanks, to Poland for at least delaying the directive.